The Biden administration has indicated that it is still undecided on ending the Trump-era ban on issuing new H-1B visas, with the Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asserting that the US government's top priority is the acute needs of individuals fleeing persecution. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ Rediff.com The H-1B visa, the most sought after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China. In January, then-President Donald Trump had extended the ban on issuing new H-1B visas till March 31, arguing that the country is having a very high unemployment rate and the US cannot afford to have more foreign workers. "His successor President Joe Biden has revoked dozens of the executive orders of Trump ... » Learn More about Biden admin ‘undecided’ on ending Trump-era H-1B visa ban
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The Mumbai Customs on Tuesday seized smuggled goods worth ₹15 crore. A highly placed source confirmed that the seizure was made following an operation that began on February 17. The official said, “Usually such items are found in cargo, but it is uncommon to find a parcel of this worth and so many items from Dubai. It was sent from the UAE postal service – Emirates.” From February 17 to 18, twelve consignments from Chakala MIDC Post Office were seized, and from February 19 to 23, twenty-six consignments from Foreign Post Office, Ballard Estate, and five consignments from Air Parcel Sorting Office, Vile Parle, were seized. They included 1,470 iPhones, 322 Apple watches, 64 drones, 41 air pods, 391 cigarette sleeves and 36 auto parts “The Rummaging and Intelligence Division of the Preventive Commissionerate, New Customs House, Ballard Estate, Mumbai, conducted a coordinated anti-smuggling operation. These goods were attempted to be cleared through the postal mode by mis-declaring ... » Learn More about Smuggled goods worth ₹15 cr. seized
Sun Juanjuan, a white-collar worker in Shanghai, had been using an iPhone X for more than three years before buying an iPhone 12 immediately after Apple Inc unveiled its first smartphones with 5G connectivity in October. "I have been waiting for Apple's 5G smartphone for a long time. When the iPhone 12 was unveiled, I decided to buy one immediately. I love the green color so much," Sun said. Consumers like Sun are pushing sales of Apple to new highs in China. The United States tech giant raked in its highest ever revenue in China in the fourth quarter, driven by the popularity of its iPhone 12 series. Apple said its China revenue came in at $21.31 billion in the three months ended Dec 26, up 57 percent from a year earlier. Apple CEO Tim Cook attributed the strong performance to "more than an iPhone story", adding that its other products also contributed a lot, but he also highlighted that the iPhone 12 was crucial in fueling phone upgrades. "China had a record number of ... » Learn More about Mobile sector senses big growth opportunities in China
Study-from-home routines spark demand for quality education online Time was ticking, the day's deadline was just an hour away, but Tang Zhumei, an accountant and a 39-year-old mother from Beijing, suddenly stopped auditing dozens of financial statements that piled up on her desktop. Upon receiving a pop-up notification, she reached for her smartphone and, in a jiffy, bought an online English-language course for her 11-year-old daughter. The 60-session course set her back by 9,000 yuan ($1,389), paid via WeChat Pay, but Tang said she believes it's worth every fen of the money spent. In China, online consumption as part of the national consumption upgrade can take many forms. Top-quality education is par for the COVID-19-era online shopping course as study-from-home regimen is part of the new normal. And parents tend to vie for the best e-learning programs for their children, which are considered few and far between. Demand outstrips supply, and market forces could send prices ... » Learn More about E-learning set to ‘take a big leap forward’
China is ready to promote the healthy, stable development of the country's real estate sector, said the nation's top banking and insurance regulatory body on Tuesday. Noting that the phenomenon of "bubbling and financialization of the real estate sector is still acute", Guo Shuqing, chairman of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, said at a news conference that it's worth noticing that in 2020, growth rate of loans channeled into the real estate sector has dropped to a level lower than the average credit growth rate. He said that problems in the real estate sector will be tackled in a gradual manner with a raft of policies already issued, including those well-calibrated, city-specific policy steps to help real estate prices remain stable and stabilize market anticipation. "As I also mentioned about the problem of 'the gray rhino', some home-buyers did not buy a house for the purpose of living but for capital speculation, which is dangerous," he said, adding that ... » Learn More about Regulator stresses healthy, stable real estate development
Mumbai : The upcoming episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah will see Sunderlal , who usually is a pain in the neck for his brother-in-law, has turned out to become Jethaalal ’s trump card. As viewers are aware, with each passing day Jethaalal’s troubles seem to be compounding. At present, he is faced with the biggest challenge of his life. A situation that will not only mean Jethaalal having to sell his Gada Electronics but also he may be forced to leave Gokuldhaam Society permanently to relocate back to his village in Kutch. His father Champakklal offers to save the Gada Electronics by selling their ancestral land back home. However, an eerie incidence involving Jethaalal's grandfather making an appearance and disclosing to him a secret about the land, makes him change his mind about selling it. Untitled Carousel Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actress Sunayana Fozdar: Don't want to mimic anyone; will add my own flavour to Anjali Mehta Sunayana ... » Learn More about Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Will Sunderlal save Jethaalal’s sinking boat?
India's first auction of telecom spectrum in five years ended on Tuesday with ₹77,814.80 crore of airwaves being bought, mostly by billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio. Over 2,250 MHz of spectrum, that carry telecom signals, in seven bands worth nearly ₹4 lakh crore at the reserve or start price, was offered for bidding in the auction that began on Monday. Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash said 855.60 MHz of spectrum was bought for ₹77,814.80 crore in the two-day auction. Reliance Jio bought ₹57,122.65 crore worth of spectrum while Vodafone Idea Ltd picked ₹1,993.40 crore worth of airwaves. Bids were received in 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2300 MHz bands but there were no takers for the airwaves in the premium 700 and 2500 MHz bands. About one-third of the spectrum being auctioned is in the 700 MHz band, which was completely unsold during the 2016 auctions. This, analysts said, was mostly because operators are unlikely to diversify into a new spectrum band ... » Learn More about Telecom spectrum auction ends with ₹77,815 crore bids; Jio top buyer with ₹57,122 crore
Utsav ', which was also conducted online, saw as many as 100 auctions taking place. It also had over 11,400 inventories tagged, including trucks, cars, two- and three-wheelers, agricultural tractor and construction equipment from various clients, Shriram Automall India Ltd ( SAMIL ) said in a statement. The clientele includes banks and non-banking financial companies, insurance firms, original equipment manufacturers and their dealerships, vehicle aggregators, rental and leasing companies, among others, it said. SAMIL Director and CEO Sameer Malhotra said, "This indeed is history created by conducting over 100 physical bidding auctions in 100 cities across the country in a single day where over 20,000 persons came to participate at SAMIL Utsav and over 130 crore worth of transactions were done." The platform is seeing strong recovery trends in demand of used vehicles and equipment and price realisation are getting better, he said adding that SAMIL as a company is growing ... » Learn More about Shriram Automall sells over 5,600 vehicles, equipment during 1-day bidding event
PLI ) to automobile and auto components industry that will lay the roadmap and raise India's bar as a global manufacturing hub. Sources said that the draft PLI scheme is expected to be finalised soon be after an inter-ministerial consultation process and proposes to give cashbacks ranging from 2 to 12 per cent of the incremental sales revenue and incremental exports revenue given by automobile players. Cabinet approval for the scheme will follow thereafter. Sources indicating that the scheme will be up and running in army next month that also marks the start of new financial year. The scheme will largely favour creation of large manufacturing capacities for global standards in the country. Accordingly, strict eligibility criteria will be set for companies looking to avail the incentives. Under the Automotive Champion scheme, a company would qualify for PLI only if has a revenue of Rs 1000 crore (Rs 100 crore for component makers) from overseas operations, Rs 10,000 ... » Learn More about Tough eligibility may limit benefits to large Cos under proposed PLI for automotive sector